Washington DC - NTI

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center The setting for this exciting training institute is the new Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, a waterfront jewel in Prince George's County — directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. This world-class facility is the cornerstone of National Harbor, an innovative mixed-use development that offers an amazing array of entertainment and amenities just steps from the water, and in close proximity to the excitement of Old Town Alexandria and downtown Washington. As a VISTA Member you may experience sticker shock when you arrive in the area. This page is designed to help you plan your trip. Please understand that you will be in a high cost area. We have tried to find affordable food, transportation and entertainment for you. Enjoy yourself, network and learn as much as you can!

Where to eat: Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Posted by NWA VISTA on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 In : Food 
Potbelly Sandwich Shop - National HarborAddress:
Rated 3.5 out of 5.0 7 reviews - more info »
146 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 686-1160

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Can I use my EBT/SNAP/food stamps in DC/Maryland?

Posted by NWA VISTA on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 In : Food 

Can I use my electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card in another state?

EBT cards can be used in all States including the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

EBT cards cannot be used in Puerto Rico because Puerto Rico is operating under a block grant instead of the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program.


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Sights to see: DC from atop the Washington Monument

Posted by NWA VISTA on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 In : Things to do 
The Washington Monument is the most prominent site in Washington. It was built in honor of President George Washington who led the country to independence and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, 555 feet and 5 and 1/8 inches high, and averages 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather. It was completed on December 6, 1884.

This opportunity costs less than $5.

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Sights to see: How to get to the White House from National Harbor

Posted by NWA VISTA on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 In : Getting Around 
Time frame from the National Harbor to the White House is approximately an hour via the DC Metro
- this bus starts running at 5 AM ish and stops running around 10:30 PM - keep this in mind as you travel from the Gaylord into the city

Step 1 - Bus from National Harbor to Branch Ave - Metro Station
NH 1 - bus from National Harbor to Branch Ave Metro Station
Cost breakdown of Metro Bus

Step 2 - Train from Branch Ave into the city - towards Green Belt Station
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